Download Games Roundup

Elastic! Shank! Racers! Balls! Witches!

VideoShank - first 15 minutes

We chain, sawed and conquered.

VideoShank launch trailer

Out now on XBLA and PSN.

VideoShank people in 2P co-op

Over the top stabathon is no longer lonely.

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EA Indie Bundle spotted on Steam

Implausibly titled pack to include Shank 2, Warp, more.

UPDATE: An official Steam listing has now popped up. You can pick up the lot for your local equivalent of $20.98 - that's a 70 per cent saving.

EA announces Shank 2 for early 2012

EA announces Shank 2 for early 2012

Stylish side-scroller back for more.

A sequel to last year's stylish side-scrolling kill 'em up Shank arrives on PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in early 2012, publisher EA has announced.

Original developer Klei Entertianment returns, with the game's titular hero leaping back into the fray when the lives of his loved ones come under threat.

Details on exactly what it offers over and above the original are currently thin on the ground, but it seems the big new addition this time out is a new arcade-style co-op survival mode.

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Shank dev attacks Summer of Arcade

"Spread it out so everyone can win."

The developer behind EA's downloadable sidescroller Shank has raised concerns that Xbox Live's annual Summer of Arcade promotion is making it hard for indie developers to succeed on the platform.

Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Elastic! Shank! Racers! Balls! Witches!

Welcome to a slightly watered-down Download Games Roundup where the quality of the offerings is not quite as tip top as it usually is. But there's a good reason for that! For one, most of the games I was planning to cover got bumped up into full reviews, which is always a good sign.

A game like And Yet It Moves was simply too good not to shout about as loudly as possible, while Dead Rising 2: Case Zero was just too high profile. And then there's DoDonpachi Resurrection, which we've got lined up for a full review in the next few days.

So that left a few gaps, and the alternatives weren't quite as exciting, unfortunately, and demonstrated how variable the quality threshold is when it comes to downloadable games. It wasn't all bad news though. Read on to see why.

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Shank and MotorStorm 3D in PSN update

Shank and MotorStorm 3D in PSN update

Plus MAG "Persistent Beta" and more.

Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with a range of treats including Shank, MotorStorm 3D Rift and a new "Persistent Beta client" for MAG.

Klei Entertainment's Shank, published by EA, came out on Xbox Live Arcade yesterday as well and costs 9.99 / 12.99 on PSN. You run around a vibrant 2D world killing people, which is alright with us.

MotorStorm 3D Rift, meanwhile, allows you to play 10 of Pacific Rift's tracks in 3D if you have the equipment. It's a free trial but then you need to fork over a tenner.

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GDC Indie Roundup

Monaco, Closure, Trauma, Shank and Vessel.

The Independent Games Festival, the Sundance of the gaming world, threw some classics into the mix this year. Of these Limbo, Super Meat Boy! and Joe Danger need less of an introduction - so here are Eurogamer's five other hot tips from the most worthy (and crowded) corner of San Francisco's Moscone Centre.